Monday, February 24, 2014

Garage Days Cards

After creating three layouts with the Kaisercraft Garage Days collection, I used the leftover paper scraps and die cuts on some masculine cards.

This is such a fun collection to create with!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Kaisercraft's Garage Days Collection

Kaisercraft's Garage Days Collection is a fantastic masculine collection of papers, stickers, and embellishments filled with tires, cars, bicycles, grease, and accolades for dad! Here's a look at what I've been playing with the last few days.

First, here's a look at the fronts and backs of the patterned papers.

And this fabulous 12x12 die cut piece.

The sticker sheet with border strips and letters.

And a die cut embellishment pack with over 50 pieces!

I was immediately drawn to the papers and embellishments with the bicycle theme and knew it was time to scrap this photo of my Daddy with me and my two sisters on his bike.

These papers were fun to layer and it was easy to create embellishment clusters with the variety of die cuts.

Here's another page - this one using the 12x12 die cut paper mounted onto white cardstock. The top border came from the sticker sheet and the bottom border is the product strip from one of the patterned papers. I mounted my photos on white cardstock and added a strip of washi tape along the bottom (simply because I am addicted to washi tape!). I also punched and layered some stars to define a visual triangle around the photos on the page.

You can see a third layout I created with this collection on my blog here.

This collection is also perfect for creating masculine cards for birthdays, Father's Day, graduations, thanks yous, etc. I'll be sharing some samples soon!

Please share your ideas for scrapping with these papers in the comments!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Quick Project For Paper Scraps

Here's a quick project idea with two benefits:
1. A great use for those scraps of paper left over from your scrapbooking/paper crafting projects.
2. A cute handmade gift for a birthday or other special occasion. They work well in goodie bags and as stocking stuffers. (It's never to early to plan for next Christmas, right?)

These mini-journals measure 4" x 5" and have approximately 25 pages (cardstock and double-sided patterned paper) and were bound using the Bind-It-All. (Binder rings or ribbon could be used in place of the coil.)

Here are a few ways to customize these little journals:
1. Add stamping and embellishments to the cover.
2. Include stamped images throughout the interior pages.
3. Make some pages with a pocket to hold tags.
3. Place a journaling prompt at the top of each page.
4. Remember that not all the pages have to be the same size - include a few smaller pages to add variety and interest.
5. Personalize the journal with a monogram on the front cover and/or each page.
6. Stamp an image on each page that can be colored to create a fun mini-coloring book for a child.
7. Tie a matching pen onto the binding.

Next time you have a pile of leftover papers, give this quick project a try!